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UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

By Maggie Sullivan

September 11, 2015

To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background checksA new background check policy will go into effect Oct. 5 and will require all new faculty, staff, ...

University background check policy recommended

By Maggie Sullivan

August 28, 2015

Many University administrators have questioned whether implementing employee background checks is the right move for the University but Patrick Fitzgerald, Board of Trustees Governance, Personnel, and Ethics Committee Chair said he is confident a policy is necessary.“I think it’s important in a Un...

Barbara Wilson officially named Interim Chancellor

By Maggie Sullivan

August 28, 2015

Barbara Wilson, the dean of LAS who has been serving as the acting chancellor for the Urbana campus, was formally recommended to serve as the interim chancellor at the Governance, Personnel, and Ethics committee meeting Thursday.“She is currently serving as acting chancellor of the Urbana campus, a...